27 Sep 2019

Violet Astor: drawing on good health

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 27 September 2019

British endangered species artist Violet Astor discovered she had a real talent for drawing, which helped her recover from a chronic illness.

Violet contracted Lyme Disease from an insect bite in Bali, leaving her fatigued, in pain and unable to cope with human contact for over two years.

Taking refuge in an attic, Violet found out she could draw.  Using only charcoal she has produced large and detailed  drawings of endangered animals and tribes people in Oman, Kalimantan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.